Fee: $120 for 4 weeks
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Intructor: Al Uehre
Photography, Art & Seeing
In this interactive class, we’ll discuss & discover:
-How can photography help me become a more visually aware person?
-How can making photographs assist me in becoming a better, more sensitive and insightful visual artist?
-Can photography be taught with the artist in mind, doing away with technical hurdles?
-Can a simple point and shoot camera actually teach me valuable skills I need to grow as an artist?
-Open Q&A session – you’ll be intrigued and have lots of them.
“I want to learn more about the world around me. I can’t think of a better way to learn than through the lens of a camera. I love the idea of exploring photography, to see things in a new perspective and to be more mindful of the beauty that surrounds us. This is not just about photography, it’s about awareness and mindfulness – and I’d like some guidance.” - (one of the students)
About The Instructor
Al Uehre is a Toronto based photo-artist who received his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa. He was awarded the Jury Prize for his work in photography and sculpture in 1991.
He’s exhibited photographs, prints, films, and interactive sculptures in Canada and Europe.
Al has served on the Board of Directors at SAW Contemporary Artist’s Centre in Ottawa, and has taught photography, Photoshop, and artist’s issues regarding the merging of art & technology since 1990.
With his wife, he currently leads the Toronto photography group ‘Exploring Photography’.
He’s currently authoring a book on intuitive camera control for artists. His ongoing work involves breaking down technological barriers for students and developing their seeing skills; enhancing the aesthetic and symbolic depth of their work through exercises in insight and observation.